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U.S. Punk


Andrew, I plead guilty to Ameri-centrism when it comes to determining who is
and isn’t a punk “superstar.” I am fans of both the Damned and the
Stranglers, however, I chose to only list the punks who crossed over in
something of a big way on this side of the Atlantic — Ramones, Elvis and,
especially Blondie. Alas Capt. Sensible and Co. (those damned guys) and Hugh
Cornwell and crew never quite permeated the American consciousness (though
“Always the Sun” was a minor hit in the mid-80s). Oh, anyone who wants to
send me e-mail on punk stuff, feel free: [email protected] (Why should
Stuttaford get all the hate mail?) I will be sharing plans on the upcoming
Crunchy-Con Beat-Down Party, scheduled for mid New Year’s Day.


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